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When Stumbling on Something Awesome, Roll With It

I'm a big believer in schedules and priorities, but occasionally I come across something that's really amazing. At this point, I engage in the amazing thing without beating myself up or feeling guilty over it.

Today I found "Learn Writing With Uncle Jim," an amazing forum thread on writing. It's written by James McDonald, and he's got a sharp, clear thinking way about him.

I'm shifting everything else back a little bit, because it's such good stuff. It's about writing fiction, which I don't do, but he's such a clear thinker that it's enjoyable and worth reading anyways. Highly recommended. Also recommended: Embrace it when you find something that's worth massively a lot even if it's not on your to-do list. The to-do list exists to serve you, you don't serve it.

The problem is you (quote)

On Mike Dariano

The problem is you. The problem with me is the guy in my mirror. If I can get that turkey to behave he can be skinny, and rich and a good husband and a good dad, but he's got issues. Sometimes he's a selfish jerk. Sometimes he has no self-control. Until you get that person in your mirror to behave, your life is going to continue to suck. And you gotta get fired up about it. You gotta have a halftime moment in the locker room and go, we're behind and we're gonna go back out there and put some people on their butts. I'm gonna go change my life. That's when you move the needle. That's how people get out of debt. It's how they get control.

From The Dave Ramsey Show, April 30, 2012.

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